Astrophysics Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 14
Including:
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 1
Portal
Select one course numbered 188 3
Distribution
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
Natural Sciences 8
Including:
General Physics I (Calculus)
and General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 3
Including:
Programming in C
Wellness 0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution1
Capstone
Select one course numbered 388 3
BS Science-related course requirements
CHEM 160
160L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
MATH 260Calculus III5
Major Option
Complete all required courses62
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum2
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Astrophysics Comprehensive Requirements
PHYS 123Freshman Physics Seminar3
PHYS 210Astronomy3
PHYS 276
276L
General Physics II (Calculus)
and General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
5
PHYS 346Modern Physics I4
PHYS 350Astrophysics I3
PHYS 351Astrophysics II3
PHYS 360Astonomy Methods I3
PHYS 361Astronomy Methods II3
PHYS 402Analytic Mechanics4
PHYS 407Electricity & Magnetism4
PHYS 410Mathematical Techniques in Physics I3
PHYS 419Quantum Mechanics4
PHYS 430Optics3
PHYS 440Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 495Research in Physics3
PHYS 498Senior Seminar in Physics3
Astrophysics Comprehensive Math Requirements
MATH 202Calculus II with Analytic Geometry5
MATH 305Differential Equations3
Total Credit Hours62
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Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following courses, increasing the total credit hours needed: